I thought we had a thread about the Interesting and or Odd, Trades and Occupations from the Enlistment, Discharge or 1901 Census of the Men and Women that we have in our collections..... But after looking for a long time I could not find it so therefor I guess I will start and hope that everyone will follow on.....
A medal that I just rec'd today:
3188 PRIVATE ERNEST CHARLES HENRY WILLIAMS, 4th (QUEEN'S OWN) HUSSARS, CAPE COLONY.
Occupation on Discharge: ATTENDANT FOR THE INSANE
I also had a medal to the Imperial Yeomanry where his trade on enlistment: REGIMENTAL BARBER, NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE
Military Historical Society
Just continuing George Murphy's biography, he served for 18 years (before enlisting in 1915 for the Great War) and had a single entry in the Defaulter's Book in that time but it was a notable exception
Drunk in the Sergeants' Mess after 10 pints or is that 10pm?
"Private Williams, Gloucestershire Company, Imperial Yeomanry, whose death from enteric at Howick, South Africa, is notified, was......by profession a jockey, having ridden with more or less success at various South Wales and West Midland meetings."